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Be Open and Learn: People with Dementia Have Much to Teach Us

Posted Oct 10 2010 12:00am

In Erasing the Stigma of Dementia , I wrote about my dad and others with a dementia diagnosis who become "oddities" to those who don't understand. As a society, we may think we've come a long way in our attitudes toward mental illness and diseases of the brain. And, indeed, we have. But we haven't come far enough. An inspiring post on by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, titled Overcoming the Alzheimer's Negativity Bias , took me back in time.

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